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Healthier Materials Design and Specifications
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This course helps designers navigate industry resources and certifications, find and evaluate product options, and employ resources for maximum impact. We look at methods for targeting specific issues in a project and generalized strategies that can apply more universally, highlighting potential benefits and consequences of employing different approaches. Recommended as the third course in a four-course series.
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
Developed by Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab, this series of four, self-paced online courses bring a consideration of human health to all aspects of design and building practices. The goal is to introduce students and practitioners to basic construction materials, their chemical makeup and the relationship to human health. We will then focus on how current and aspiring designers and architects can specify better build...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 7430 - PCID 0605 X1
  • Murphy, Catherine
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
This introductory course is designed to provide an understanding of the impact building materials can have on human health, demonstrating systematic intricacies that will challenge professionals to keep asking questions while offering suggestions for how they can address these issues in their workplaces. This introduction is situated in the context of design practice, with additional information presented as the cour...
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
This course deals with the full process of creating healthier buildings, covering challenges encountered throughout design, construction, maintenance, and operation. The course is framed as a collection of lessons learned through professional experience to help professionals become better informed so that they can make decisions with an overall awareness of the protocols for healthier design. Recommended as the fourt...
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
In this introductory course, students explore graphics, color theory, drawing, design, and composition through various printmaking processes. They create portfolio-quality prints using professional techniques in a range of assignments, both representational and conceptual. The class covers etching, dry point, and monotype as well as less conventional techniques.
Jan 25 - Apr 11
On Campus
Saturday
10:00 - 12:50 PM
Spring 2020
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